Rapid City teacher arrested on child abuse charges

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City teacher has been arrested and accused of abusing a disabled student.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Shea Lindsey was arrested Thursday on child abuse charges. Authorities say they began an investigation into the alleged abuse May 14, but did not specify what they believe happened. The alleged victim is a male student, whose age was not given.

Lindsey is a teacher at East Middle School. The school district placed Lindsey on administrative leave when the investigation began.

The teacher is expected to appear in court Friday morning.